Learn how to harness your individual skill and knowledge with a unique program that combines digital technologies, traditional techniques and future-focused interdisciplinary practices. You'll develop your skills as a contemporary art practitioner through studio practice, work placements in art institutions, and opportunities to exhibit your work in galleries and exhibitions. Draw on the expertise of our staff, who are active practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. You’ll also engage with the arts industry through visiting specialists and professionals.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Learn more about Deakin's creative arts majors
Immerse yourself in your creative practice when you major in dance, drama, photography, publishing, visual arts and writing, and personalise your degree with minors in complementary study areas.
A career in visual arts could lead nearly anywhere. Fields of work include:
- advertising agencies
- art galleries and museums
- cultural associations
- design studios
- the education sector
- marketing consultancies
- multimedia businesses
- newspaper and magazine publishers
- practising studio artist
- services in art therapy
- web development companies
Our courses let you collaborate with students across disciplines. In the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) you can explore complementary skills to become a well-rounded creative practitioner and maximise your career options. Choose to take elective units in photography, drama, dance, design, communication or media.
I had the pleasure of having industry professionals as teachers throughout my degree. It was amazing being in lectures run by professionals I admire who were simultaneously having large national and international exhibitions and giving feedback on your work.
Bachelor of Creative Arts (First Class Honours)
Work experience opportunities
Our visual arts course draws upon the expertise of our staff, who are active practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. Students also engage with the arts industry through visiting specialists and professionals. We offer professional placements in art institutions, with contemporary artists as well as major community and cultural events.
Research with us
An idea can change the world. If you’ve got an innovative idea that you can bring to the world of visual arts, take on a higher degree by research with us.
Discover visual arts
Visual arts and photography student showcase
Get an inside look at our student work in visual arts and photography across exhibitions held at various gallery spaces across Deakin's campuses.
Take a tour of our visual arts facilities
Join Professor David Cross as he takes you on a tour of some of the visual art studio spaces and exhibition spaces our students use.
Browse other disciplines within design and creative arts
Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.